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Florida Watermelon Association Queen Program

The Florida Watermelon Queen Scholarship program was established in 1968 to assist the association in promotional efforts. The FWA Queen helps boost sales of Florida grown watermelon by engaging the public at numerous events, from grocery stores to schools to NASCAR races. The Florida Watermelon Queen competes annually for the National Watermelon Queen title at the National Watermelon Association Annual Convention.

2024 Florida Watermelon Queen
Miss Elanie Mason

Elanie Nicole Mason was crowned the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen on October 12-14, 2023 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Queen Elanie is the 23-year-old daughter of Billy and Muffet Mason of Parrish, Florida.  She is currently attending the University of Florida where she is a graduate student majoring in Agricultural Education and Communication.

Elanie was the Florida FFA State Secretary, UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ambassador, President of the Collegiate Farm Bureau, and a Top 10 Senior of University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

One of Elanie’s favorite things is to cheer fervently for the Florida Gators! She enjoys supporting Florida football, gymnastics and baseball and can be found in one of the three stadiums/venues weekly from August to June.

As the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen, Elanie will travel throughout the United States serving as a spokesperson for the Florida watermelon industry. In February 2025, she will represent her home state of Florida and compete for the title of National Watermelon Queen in Austin, Texas.

For more information relating an appearance of the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen please send inquiries to Debra Harrison, Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator, at debra@flfwa.com.

Queen Promotions

November 30 – IFAS Watermelon Institute Day – Fannie Springs, Fla

  December 5 – Yara Mega Melon – Williston, Fla

 January 16 – Florida Taste of Agriculture – Tallahassee, Fla

February 8 – Fresh from Florida Opening Breakfast – Ag Building

                                  Governors Luncheon – Tampa State Fair, Tampa Fla

February 13 – University of Florida Men’s Basketball Game – Gainesville, Fla

February 15 - 17 – Fresh from Florida 250 Truck Race – Daytona, Fla

March 3 – University of Florida Women’s Basketball Game – Gainesville, Fla

March 15 – University of Florida Gymnastics Game – Gainesville, Fla

            March 28 – Video Taping with Chef Justin - Tallahassee, Fla

            April 4 - 6 – Cooper River Bridge Run – Charleston, SC

            April 7 – Desoto County Watermelon Pageant – Arcadia, Fla

            April 10 – University of Florida Softball Game – Gainesville, Fla

            April 12 – Farm Tours in South Florida – Labelle/Immokalee, Fla

            April 13 – University of Florida Orange/Blue Game – Gainesville, Fla

            April 17 – GSTV Promo Launch

            April 19 - 20 – National Watermelon Promotion Board Queen Training – Orlando, Fla

            April 28 – USA Beach Running Championship – Cocoa Beach, Fla

            May 2 – Trinity Episcopal Church and School – Vero Beach, Fla

                          Cares Dinner – Live Oak, Fla

            May 3 – University of Florida Baseball Game – Gainesville, Fla

                          Gators Sports Radio Interview

            May 4 – 2nd Florida Children’s Museum Watermelon Festival – Lakeland, Fla

            May 5 – Publix Grocery Stores – Lakeland, Fla

            May 6 – Video Taping with NASCAR Driver Ross Chastain & Chef Justin Timineri

                          Farm Tours – Arcadia, Fla

            May 7 – Treasure Coast Classical Academy School – Stuart, Fla

                          Farm Tours – Arcadia, Fla

            May 8 – Enza Zaden Field Trial Day – Myakka City, Fla

            May 9 - 11 – Darlington Truck Race – Ross Chastain – Darlington, SC

            May 16 – Farm Bureau Lafayette County Ag Ventures – Mayo, Fla

                            Farm Tours – Bell/Branford, Fla

            May 21 – Memorial Elementary School – Arcadia, Fla

                            Farm Tours – Wauchula, Fla

            May 22 – Farm Tours – Williston/Trenton

            May 24 - 26 – Publix Grocery Stores – Gainesville, Fla  

            May 30 - 31 – Farm Tours – Trenton/Chiefland, Fla

            June 1 – Chiefland Watermelon Festival – Chiefland, Fla

            June 7 – Detwiler’s Farm Market Grocery Stores – Sarasota, Fla

                          ABC 7 News – Summer Smith

            June 8 – Detwiler’s Farm Market Grocery Stores – Bradenton, Fla

                           North River News – Barbara Nielsen – Bradenton, Fla

            June 9 - 12 – International Fresh Produce Conference – Washington, DC

            June 15 – First Annual Williston Watermelon Festival – Williston, Fla

                              TV 20 News – Gainesville, Fla

            June 26 – Florida Media Kickoff at Disney Springs – Orlando, Fla

July 4 – Watermelon 5 K Run – Winter Park, Fla       

Queen Videos

How to Choose a FL Watermelon with Chef Justin

Watermelon Caprese Salad Recipe with Chef Justin

Queen Gallery

Queen Promotions Coordinator
Debra Harrison

For information regarding an appearance of the Florida Watermelon Association Queen, please contact our Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator, Debra Harrison.


Florida Watermelon Association

PO Box 2945

LaGrange, GA 30241


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